For thousands of years, Ram Sethu remained a Hindu myth and occasionally there were discussions on its existence, especially during the British period. The British called it the
Presently, ships coming from
The NDA government introduced the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, which proposed to link the
The NDA government lost power in 2004 elections and the project was taken up by UPA government. The UPA government’s canal is through the Ram Sethu and NDA is opposing it. The Hindu groups are saying that the present alignment of the
Hindu groups have filed petitions in various courts and the matter has reached the Supreme Court of India. The Indian government has said there is no scientific evidence to prove the existence of Ram Sethu. But the Centre’s department of earth sciences has given an ‘opinion’ to the government that the islets are probably a result of human activity.
There is nothing wrong in building the canal by breaking the bridge for the welfare and progress of
But has the present government looked into options for building the canal without breaking Ram Sethu. Even if the
But sadly instead of debating such serious concerns, the Ram Sethu issue in
Written statements in Supreme Court questioning the existence of Lord Ram by the UPA government will only create more trouble.